I am a democratic theorist and historian of political thought, based at the Department of Government, Uppsala University since 2012. A recipient of several fellowships, including the Seeger Fellowship at Princeton University (2019) and the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2014-16), I have a PhD from the Centre of Excellence in Political Thought, University of Jyväskylä (2011), and in 2018 I became Docent (qualified for tenure) at Uppsala University. From 2019 until 2023, I will work on two research projects, "Democratic self-defense: The social model" (funded by the MM Wallenberg Foundation) and "Contributivism" (funded by the Swedish Research Council), both at Uppsala University.
My main research interests lie at the intersection of democratic theory, constitutional law and electoral politics. I am also interested in 19th and 20th century political thought, ancient democracy, ideas of representation, voting rights, populism, parliamentarism and rhetoric.
I have authored The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe (Routledge 2015) and co-edited Militant Democracy and its Critics (with Alexander Kirshner, Edinburgh University Press 2019), Equal Representation (with Lisa Hill, CRISPP Special issue 19, 3, 2016) and Rhetoric, Politics and Conceptual Change (with Kari Palonen, 2011). My articles have appeared in journals such as History of Political Thought, Redescriptions, Political Studies, Constellations and Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, along with many book chapters and public commentaries. Since 2016, I am co-editor of Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory.
I have taught courses in democratic theory, political ideologies, comparative politics, and political theory both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Uppsala and Jyväskylä, and have been a Visiting Professor in Adelaide, Rome, Helsinki, Dublin, Berlin and Athens. During 2017-20, I will be teaching the online course European Political Ideologies in the 20th c. at the Hellenic Open University (BA in European Culture Studies).
I live in Uppsala, am married to the socio-linguist Josep Soler (Stockholm), and we have one son, Orestis.
You can find more information about my work here:
Personal profile at Uppsala University.
Personal profile at Academia.edu.
Personal profile at Google Scholar.